State Colleges To Install Biometric Attendance Machines

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Kolkata: The higher education department has decided to install biometric machines at 65 government colleges, including eight engineering colleges, to regularize attendance of students, teachers and Group D employees. “This will be done to keep a track on the attendance of teachers and will ensure punctuality,” said a source in the higher education department.

“In last two years, the government has appointed 900 assistant professors but there has not been any improvement in the performance of students. There are a number of complaints regarding teachers not taking the requisite number of classes. To put an end to such malpractices, the government has decided to set up the biometric system,” added the source in the department.

Kolkata: Biometric attendance machines will be installed in the 65 government run general degree colleges including 8 engineering colleges. This is the beginning of the series of steps which the higher education department wants to implement as a part of the code of conduct that is in the pipeline for students, teachers as well as non-teaching staff in the education institutes. “This will be done to keep a track on the attendance of teachers and will ensure punctuality,” said a source in the higher education department.

At a meeting with the state government principals and teacher-in-charge of all the government colleges had unanimously asked for the bio-metric attendance system.

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